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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming sixth-grader has won the state's contest to name the new statewide assessment. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports Aiden Weinzierl's submission beat out 98 others. The name of the assessment will be "WY-TOPP." The acronym stands for Wyoming Test of Proficiency and Progress.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Most of Wyoming is predicted to have slightly below average to average large wildfires this year. State forester Bill Crapser says there could be a lot of wildfires started by lightning but most are not expected to grow into large fires.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Attorney General's office has declined to consider the state Republican Party's complaints against an organization that sent voters mail praising Democratic legislative candidates and criticizing their GOP opponents. Recent letters sent by Senior Assistant Attorney General Michael Robinson to people involved in the grievances say the office won't investigate the complaints because they came from a political party.

PALOMINO VALLEY, Nev. (AP) - Advocates for wild horses say President Donald Trump is giving in to ranchers and rural communities who don't want the animals competing for space on land in the U.S. West. His budget proposal aims to trim $10 million by selling mustangs without current protections banning them from heading to slaughter. The government says the costs to manage the mustangs are spiraling, while livestock interests say their numbers are unsustainable.

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